GCLA Hires Sara Eastwood-Richardson

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Posted on February 21, 2020

Sara Eastwood-Richardson, former publisher of LCT Magazine, has been retained by the GCLA effective March 2020.

Sara Eastwood-Richardson, former publisher of LCT Magazine, has been retained by the GCLA effective March 2020.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — California’s largest association for the passenger transportation industry announces new leadership team at its helm. Sara Eastwood-Richardson has been retained by the GCLA effective March 2020. For 25 years, Sara ran the LCT brand including LCT Magazine, the International LCT Show, the LCT Leadership Summit, LCT East, and For the past 18 years, Sara was the head of the staffing contract between Bobit Business Media and the National Limousine Association where she oversaw operations and worked hand-in-hand with the NLA board of directors. This month, the GCLA board unanimously voted to hire RAS International, a new company focused on growing revenues for non-profits and owned by Sara.

The GCLA is an award-winning regional association for the luxury transportation industry. The organization is enjoying a surge in prominence coming off of several state victories including AB-5, AB-1810, a special carve-out under “LAX-Exit,” and the suspension on Jan. 31 of PUCTRA fees for operators.

“The current management team has done an outstanding job organizing the GCLA. Operationally, this association is a well-oiled machine. My team will be able to hit the ground running with a total focus on membership engagement and growth. There are over 6,000 operators with current PUC licenses, leaving us with a lot to work with on the recruitment side. The GCLA has excelled at advocacy work and on creating positive relationships with PUC officials, airport leadership, and their state legislature. There is a lot to work with and having a dynamic and energized board of directors is the icing on the cake. I am honored to be of service,” Sara stated.

“I speak for myself and my board when I say we are very excited to welcome Sara. This is a turning point for the GCLA. Sara has been in our industry for a long time and has the experience and passion our organization was looking for as we searched for new leadership to take us to that next level,” says Mo Garkani, GCLA president.”

Sara and her team will be assisting with the Day on the Hill in Sacramento on Wed., March 11. She will be acting Executive Director of the GCLA at her debut Membership Educational event coming to the Proud Bird in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 25th.

The Greater California Livery Association (GCLA) is a statewide 501-c6 non-profit association, comprised of duly licensed member limousine and bus companies. we work closely with manufacturers, coach builders, support services and vendors, airport authorities, local, state and federal regulatory agencies, to ensure that the needs and concerns of our members are being considered and to promote and protect our industry.

Related Topics: California operators, Day On the Hill, GCLA, Greater California Livery Association, industry leaders, leadership, limo associations, new hires, Sara Eastwood-Richardson

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Chuck Cotton

     | about 2 months ago

    Congratulations for heading GLCA. They are most fortunate to have your leadership. I personally thank you for our 29 year relationship for our passions for the limousine industry and your help and advice and support. Rest assured Sara our group will continue to expose the black market rideshare vultures. I wish you the very best. Chuck Cotton ps: I've always said you write so beautifully.

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